I am organizing a panel in response to this year's call for papers from the Religion and Popular Culture Unit of the American Academy of Religion. In particular, I am responding to the call for papers on the topic of "Fictional Religions in Film, Literature, and Other Media." The creation of fictional worldviews is a fascinating aspect of robust worldmaking and mythopoesis, and the phenomenon suggests all sorts of interesting questions about the relationship between artistic creativity and the religious imagination, the dis- or re-enchanted qualities of the secular, the role of mass media in forming our worldviews, ways of life, and identities, and other issues.
November 2-4, 2018
"Buddhism and Literary Study" will consider a range of topics including but not limited to Buddhism and literary theory; the place of "the literary" in classic Buddhist texts; Buddhist influences on individual authors and literary movements; Buddhism and pedagogy; and Zen folklore, haiku, and other forms of literary expression. By May 25, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and AV requirements to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at email@example.com.
WRITING LIVES IN EUROPE, 1500-1700University College Dublin, 6-8 September 2018 Call for Papers This conference on life writing/self writing will address questions related to life writing across Europe between1500-1700, in particular the influence of different religious, social, cultural and national perspectives on theemergence of various forms of self-writing. We are particularly interested in relationships, connections, textualtraffic and circulation across Europe through networks such as intellectual circles/coteries, religious orders, andthe experience of exiled communities. Life writing has long historical roots, but such writings are arguably thefirst examples of demotic, vernacular writing in the period.
CFP: SPRING 2018 EDITION OF GLOSSOLALIA
Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s peer-reviewed journal of religion, is pleased to announce a call for papers for inclusion in the Spring 2018 edition, on the theme of “Humor and Satire.”
The 2018 General Call for Papers
Imagining Life After Death: Past, Present, and Future
The Fourth Graduate Conference on Religion
Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018
University of California, Los Angeles
DEADLINE EXTENDED until February 2, 2018
The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14 at the historic Menger Hotel on the River Walk, right next door to the Alamo. San Antonio is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Crossroads of Cultures.” Through the art, architecture and design of the city, it is evident that there were, and are, different cultures crossing paths and influencing each other, now and over the past several centuries. San Antonio is a cultural kaleidoscope that began with the native indigenous peoples who made their home here. The arrival of the Spanish people and, later, the Anglos, resulted in a new culture that permeates almost every place in the United States: the Hispanic American culture.
The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904 – 1991). University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, undergraduate, and graduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Greene’s political and theological landscapes
- Greene’s depiction of women
- The short fiction
- The early novels
- The plays
- Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.
CFP: Flourish & Decay: Exploring Religion in Process. Keynote by Kathryn Lofton
Following two successful New York City conferences in 2014 and 2016, the International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its third biennial conference to be hosted by the Institute of English Studies at Senate House in London on 15-16 June 2018. The conference theme will broadly focus on how borders between heresy and orthodoxy are created, maintained, and imagined.